Upbeat motivational songs which get can get you tense as the characters enter battle. Of coarse they also have another element to them and remind you of sad things. These aren’t just songs they also tell a story and every time I hear these songs I remember those stories.
Gurren Lagann – Libera me from hell
A strange fit as it combines rap with oprea singing. There was a lot of different versions of this song but this is by far my favorite. Row Row Fight the Power!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magia
This is a song which is best played with a your headset up really really loud. Every time I hear this I just remember poor Homura’s story and the stuff she went through that nobody is fully aware of except her.
Evangelion 2.22 – Fate
A bunch of whiny children are forced to battle giants and aren’t very good at it. At least it’s backed by some nice tunes.
Katanagatari – Bahasa Palus
I’m pretty sure rap is always good when it’s backed by this kind of chanting vocals. Plus it helps that the rapping isn’t about sex and money. Shame on you western rappers.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle – A song of storm and fire
Another song which has mutliple versions. This particular version is my favorite and reminds me not just of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles but also the other big Clamp series such as xxxHolic and Cardcaptor Sakura.